Eric, aka Zeroepoch, the man who first rooted the 2nd generation Amazon Fire TV has released a rooting package for the new software update, version 5.0.4. Someone has already used the new package and confirmed that it worked to successfully root a 2nd-gen Fire TV running software version 5.0.4. A branch for 5.0.4 has been created on the GitLab repository for the new rooting files for those with the knowhow to follow the instructions. If you’ve already rooted your 2nd-gen Fire TV running 126.96.36.199, the safest bet is to unroot, update to 5.0.4, and then re-root. There is work being done to update an already rooted device, but it is not complete. If you’re currently on Fire TV software version 188.8.131.52 with updates blocked because you plan to root, it’s best to allow your device to update to 5.0.4 and then re-block updates.
Follow the hyperlink?
Just updated and re-rooted 5.0.4.
Did you unroot before upgrading? Or did you take the OTA update while the device was rooted?
I was rooted on 184.108.40.206. I reverted to 220.127.116.11 (original s/w), upgrade to 5.0.4 and re-root.
Could you explain how you reverted to original s/w to take the 5.0.4 update, I’m currently rooted on 18.104.22.168 and would like to do the same you did :D
Post an email address and I will send you all needed info.
Any way to get the 5.0.4 update loaded without getting the OTA?
Rbox posted this regarding your question on a different forum:
“You could write the update zip to /cache and the recovery command file and reboot into recovery and it should work. @AFTVnews.com used to have instructions for creating the recovery command file i believe. This is assuming you are still rooted.”
what about Fire TV 1???
What about it?
Rooted long time ago.
Also, if 1 question mark mean you have a question, what does 3 mean? more punctuation does not equal better punctuation.
Check this for the ftv1:
This helps root if you can. Past a certain firmware it does not work.
Will there be an RBOX version of the root anytime soon ?
Just rooted my first unit using Windows 10. Was pretty easy if you follow readme (even easier than the gen1 since there are less steps..)
Let me know if you guys have any questions
Can you please provide a link to the method you used ro root on win 10? Thx.
i am on fire tv 1 FW 22.214.171.124
is there any chance to root my fire tv now?
the ultimate guide says block updates und wait :(
Yes…just let it update to 5.0.4 and then root it as 5.0.4 is now rootable.
that’s not true !!
This root is only working on gen2 !
Sorry thought I saw Fire TV version 126.96.36.199 but that’s only on AFTV2. AFTV1 FW 188.8.131.52 is not rootable.
What are the advantages of rooting?
Will this support NTFS after rooting?
Are they planning to release a custom rom for this thing?
the link appears to be broken.. download keeps timing out. is it available anywhere else?